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Best way to scope and Enfield .303?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by <SLV>, Apr 1, 2009.

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    My dad has been hunting with the same .303 sporter for the last 20 years or so. About 10 years ago I had it completely refinished for him as a Christmas gift. Last hunting season he asked me if there was any way to put a scope on it. I don't think his eyes are as good as they used to be.

    So, what is the best scope mount for a British .303?
     
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    Which Lee Enfield is it? A no 1 or a no 4/5? They will have very different mounting options.
     
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    I've asked my mom to take some pictures and send them to me. How do I tell the difference?
     
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    A No. 1 has the rear sight on the barrel, while a No.4 has it on the rear of the receiver.

    The ATI no-gunsmith mount works very well if you have a No. 4. It replaces the rear sight and clamps down to the charger bridge. I took a big fat doe last year with mine. It's a nice non-permanent way to scope your rifle.
     
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    I've had excellent results with sk steel mounts. It's rock solid for sure. Brownells has them for about $65. Money well spent.
     
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    351 Winchester, is that for a No1 or No4? I guess I could just go check them out. huh?
     
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    I think it must be a No.1 because IIRC it has an adjustable rear leaf sight. Does this really narrow down the options?
     
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    After doing a little searching it looks like there are two choices: S&K ($100 with rings) and ATI ($30 weaver base, no rings).

    The S&K is steel, but the ATI is alluminum. The S&K rings look slick and have windage adjustments, but for the price, I'd probably say I'd go with the ATI.
     
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